Institute invites 300 schools of architecture from 60 countries to nominate for President’s Medals Student Awards 2011

The RIBA has opened the nominations process for this year’s President’s Medals Student Awards.

The institute is inviting 300 schools of architecture in over 60 countries to nominate up to two design projects for the Part 1 (bronze medal), up to two design projects for the Part 2 (silver medal), and one dissertation for the dissertation medal.

Ruth Reed, RIBA president, said: “Each year, the President’s Medals Student Award entries deliver an eclectic mix of innovative, imaginative and visionary projects that are always exciting to view; we very much look forward to seeing this year’s work.”

This year’s judging panel for the bronze and silver medals are Oliver Richards, RIBA vice-president for education, Jorge Ayala of [Ay]A Studio, Alison Brooks of Alison Brooks Architects and Edouard Francois of Edouard Francois Architecte.

The dissertation medal judging panel includes Peter Blundell Jones, professor of architecture at the University of Sheffield, David Edgerton, Hans Rausing chair at Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College, Dr Peg Rawes, senior lecturer in architectural history and theory at University College London and Dr Teresa Stoppani reader in architecture at the University of Greenwich.

The deadline for submitting dissertations is 18 July, and design projects can be submitted by 12 September. The medallists and commendation winners will be awarded their prizes at a ceremony at the RIBA on 7 December.